Fill a pressurized chemical sprayer with equal parts distilled white vinegar and hot tap water. Add a couple of drops of dish soap, which helps the vinegar stick to any ants in the area.
Lift and lower the handle on the chemical sprayer to create pressure within the canister.
Spray the entire mulched area with the solution until the mulch is saturated. Take caution not to spray directly on flowers or grass, because the vinegar solution damages any vegetation it comes in contact with.
Repeat the process each morning until you no longer see the flying ants in the area.
Things You Will Need
- Chemical sprayer
- White distilled vinegar
- Dish soap
- Spray the ants during the time of day when they are not in their ant hills. This is usually early morning and late evening when the sun is not at its hottest. This allows you to spray as many ants as possible.